The coronavirus pandemic could exceed a million cases, said Salim Abdool Karim, a top coronavirus adviser. The country was also advised to rediscover the ubuntu spirit to deal with a coming surge in infections considering the state of the health infrastructure and uncovered corruption in the economy.
South Africa’s premier soccer will resume on the 8 August in Gauteng, the epicenter of the pandemic, starting with the Nedbank Cup semi-finals. The opening of the games was supported by the South African Football Association and the Department of Sports and Recreation. “I would like to thank the NSL chairman and the entire board of governors for helping put this matter to rest,” said Jordaan in a statement from SAFA.
Though we were made to believe that our safety procedures would be followed some football fans are not confident about the assurance from the governing body. “We think the league should be canceled and the trophy should be handed over to the log leader,” said another football fan.
My question remains, Is South Africa Ready For Football as the country’s present situation looks dire and pandemic to peak across the nation between the end of July and late September.